This year’s theme for the 166th Sutton Fair & Horse Show is “From Pioneer Days to Modern Ways”.

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Crafts & Hobbies

Classes 160 to 163: Crafts and Hobbies


Chairperson: Steve Thompson

Contact: (905) 476-1646

Committee: Brenda Thompson, Joshua Thompson, Caleb Thompson

The General Rules of the Sutton Agricultural Society shall apply.

Additional Rules:

  • All crafts must have a patch of material, yarn or threads attached to each entry which provides proof of authenticity.
  • Items requiring “SPECIAL CARE” please see a volunteer to ensue the craft is placed in a covered case.
  • Only items constructed since last year’s Fair can be submitted. Items must be made after Aug. 8th, 2022 unless otherwise specified.
  • No kits unless specified in that section.
  • ‘OPEN’ categories are only to be used for sections not already specified.
  • All items stated ‘Ready to hang’ must be prepared securely for hanging or they will not be hung or judged.
  • All exhibitors must be an amateur. A person who relies on selling their work as their main source of income will be considered professional. Anyone who enters a finished product and is found to be a professional will be disqualified from the judging process.

Prize Money:

1st: $4.00; 2nd: $3.00; 3rd:$2.00

Best in Show: $25.00

Class 160: Crafts and Hobbies



Gardening Corner

  1. Flower Container
  2. Twig Art
  3. Build a Bird House – using any material
  4. Painted picture of a garden
  5. Recycling – old garden utensil decorated

Dolls/Stuffed Article

  1. Best dresses (handmade clothing to be judged, please include sample of material
  2. Open item – stuffed

Folk Art

  1. Painted, open
  2. Painted, Birdhouse
  3. Recycling, Bird Feeder

Paper Creations

  1. Greeting Card, any occasion
  2. One Scrapbook page (12” x 12”) in plastic cover – ‘Barns, Farms & Tractors”
  3. One Scrapbook page (12” x 12”) in plastic cover – ‘Summer Fun’
  4. Paper tissue craft
  5. Paper mache – open

Fair Theme

  1. From Pioneer Days to Modern Ways – Made out of dough art, painted and decorated
  2. From Pioneer Days to Modern Ways – Scrapbook page (12” x 12”) in plastic cover
  3. From Pioneer Days to Modern Ways – Open


  1. Re purposed denim item
  2. Re purposed Earth – friendly tote bag
  3. Flashiest theme hat
  4. Recycling – lost mitten’s friends


  1. Open

Odds and Ends

  1. Recycling – re purposed container
  2. Decorated tea towel or dish cloth
  3. Fridge magnet
  4. Decoration with horseshoes

Silk/Dried Flowers

  1. Summer Bouquet
  2. Yellow, black & white
  3. Open


  1. Broach
  2. Earrings
  3. Necklace
  4. Ring


  1. Most unusual collection
    *See volunteers for assistance with display of special care items

Open – Adults Only

  1. Maximum 3 items per entrant

Class 162: Woodworking


Additional Rule:

  • Specify the type of wood used.


  1. Small Furniture Piece
  2. Stool or Chair
  3. My 1st Woodworking Project (please include explanation)
  4. High School made woodworking project
  5. Lathed Item
  6. Open
  7. Theme – From Pioneer Days to Modern Ways

Class 163: Hand Carving



  1. One Item, Wood
  2. One item, Walking Stick
  3. One Item, Bar of Soap
  4. Open
  5. One Item, Carved Apple
  6. Theme – From Pioneer Days to Modern Ways (woodworking)

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